It’s time to move to 100% clean
Congress: Support climate action now
We need our leaders to put forth smart solutions that move our economy toward 100% clean energy.Contact your Representatives
What does it mean to move to 100% clean?
As part of a global solution, the United States must stop adding climate pollution to the atmosphere by 2050.
That means replacing carbon-emitting energy with wind, solar, and other clean sources of energy across all sectors of our economy —from transportation and manufacturing to the electric sector—and producing no more climate pollution than we can remove from the atmosphere.
100% clean is 100% achievable
American ingenuity has unlocked innovative solutions that have put humans on the moon, cured diseases, and ushered in the digital age. That same spirit is needed to transition us to a 100% clean economy.
Potential breakthrough technologies are on the horizon, from utility-scale energy storage, which can enable us to use far more renewable power, to innovations that are transforming transportation, to new means of capturing and storing carbon that is already in the air.
In the last decade, solar energy prices have dropped nearly 90%. Wind power is almost 70% cheaper. 100% clean is closer than you might think.
We all stand to gain. With the right policies in place, farmers can profit by adopting practices that take carbon out of the atmosphere, Communities can access low-cost energy while keeping families healthy and protected from air pollution.
Now is the time to unleash that entrepreneurial spirit to create a 100% clean future that will protect our air and water, improve children’s health, protect national security, and create millions of jobs for Americans. Let’s get to work.
We can't afford to wait!
Climate change puts our families and communities at risk by worsening wildfires, increasing the severity of hurricanes, exacerbating drought and causing record-breaking heat waves, and more.
Recent studies have found the number of extreme weather-related events per year that cost the American people more than one billion dollars has increased significantly since 1980.
Over the last decade, the federal government has paid over more than $350 billion for domestic disaster response and relief; crop and flood insurance; wildfire management; and maintenance and repairs to federal facilities and federally managed lands, and more.
The Government Accountability Office estimates that these recurring costs could increase to $35 billion per year in the coming decades and to $112 billion per year by late-century.
We cannot allow our Congressional leaders to ignore these increasing threats to our health, safety, and economy.
- Fourth National Climate Assessment
Released November 2018
- U.S. Government Accountability Office Report: Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure
Released September 2017
- International Panel on Climate Change Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5 ºC
Released October 2018
How does climate change impact your state?
Americans support action on climate
- A April 2019 Yale/GMU poll found American 82% of voters support requiring companies to limit the amount of greenhouse gas pollution they emit.
- FiveThirtyEight: Americans Were A Lot Less Worried About Climate Change Before Trump Took Office
- A 2018 Gallup survey shows that 62 of Americans currently say the government is doing too little to protect the environment—the highest in 12 years.
- A Yale polling analysis found 77% of Americans, including majorities in every congressional district, support regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.
Diverse voices back solutions
Even as the Trump administration moves backwards, diverse and powerful companies and groups across the country are speaking out on the need to address climate change.
- A coalition 17 major corporations and environmental groups urges Congress to pass legislation addressing climate change.
- Organizations representing diverse groups including the NAACP and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda support robust action to address climate change.
- Military experts agree climate change is a threat multiplier and ignoring it puts troops in harms’ way.
- Over 4 million Americans are employed in sustainability-related fields and are leading the transition to a clean energy future.
- Thousands of cities, states, tribes, universities, and businesses say they’re “still in” and support the Paris Agreement.
Congress: Support climate action now
We need our leaders to put forth smart solutions that move our economy toward 100% clean energyContact your Representatives
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